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Honduran Man Indicted for Knowingly Transporting Illegal Aliens in U.S.

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM -- A federal grand jury today indicted a Honduran man on charges he knowingly transported illegal aliens within the United States for personal financial gain, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Special Agent in Charge Raymond R. Parmer Jr. of the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.


            A four-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges JULIO ALBERTO BALDARES-GARCIA, 23, with transporting four individuals through Jefferson County on Aug. 5 who he knew were in the United States illegally. According to the indictment, Baldares-Garcia was transporting the individuals for private financial gain.


            The maximum penalty for alien smuggling is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.


            ICE investigated the case, which the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama is prosecuting.


            An indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated August 27, 2015